TITLE III WATER SYSTEM REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 3.21 FIRE PROTECTION FACILITIES
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3.21.010 FIRE HYDRANTS
3.21.030 Drawing Water From Fire Hydrants
3.21.100 Private Fire Protection Systems
3.21.111 Payment of Costs
3.21.112 No Connection to Other System
3.21.114 Charges for Water Used
3.21.116 Violation of Agreement
3.21.119 Additional Service
3.21.120 Detector Check Assembly
3.21.130 Applicant Responsibility
3.21.010 FIRE HYDRANTS
The District recognizes the limited personnel and
facilities available to the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District in physically testing,
operating and maintaining the fire hydrants. The District will cooperate in every manner
possible to assist the Fire District in any testing and maintenance program it undertakes.
For example, should the District conduct a flushing program, the Fire District will be invited
to have an inspector present to observe the operation of the hydrants as they are flushed.
The inspector could then note, report and follow through on any malfunction or flow
problem. The Fire District will have the responsibility of noting and reporting any hydrant
malfunction; the District will repair hydrants based on said reports.
3.21.030 Drawing Water from Fire Hydrants:
No person shall open or
draw water from any fire hydrant connected to the District's distribution system without
prior authorization of the District, other than employees of the Fire District in the course of
3.21.100 Private Fire Protection System:
The following pertains to the
use of District facilities for private fire protection systems.
The installation of facilities to provide water supply to
privately owned and maintained fire protection systems, sprinklers, hydrants, stand pipes
or other facilities shall be exclusively for fire fighting.
3.21.111 Payment of Costs.
The applicant for private fire protection
system shall pay the total actual cost of installation of the service line from the distribution
main to the service location including the cost of the detector check assembly, meter or
other equivalent suitable device, valve and meter vault. Said installation from the water
main to and including the meter, shall be the property of the District.
3.21.112 No Connection to Other System:
There shall be no connection
between the fire protection system and any other water distribution system on the
There shall be no water used through the fire protection
system except to extinguish fires and for testing the fire fighting equipment, such as
3.21.114 Charges for Water Used.
Any usage recorded on the meter will
be charged as provided in District Resolution except that no charge will be made for water
used to extinguish fires where such fires have been reported to the Fire Protection District.
3.21.115 Charges for Service:
The annual, bi-monthly or other periodic
charges for private fire protection water system service shall be established from time to
time by resolution of the Board of Directors.
3.21.116 Violation of Regulations:
If water is used from a private fire
protection system in violation of these regulations, the District may impose a charge.
When a fire protection system connection is installed and
tested, the owner shall notify the District for final inspection. The valve governing same
will remain closed until the inspection is completed and approved by District.
If the District does not require a meter, and if water is used
through a fire protection system for any other purpose than extinguishing of fire, the
District shall have the right to place a meter on the fire service connection at the owner's
3.21.119 Additional Service.
The District may utilize a domestic,
commercial or industrial service connection at the curb to supply water to a private fire
protection system serving the same premises. The Board shall determine the portion of
installation costs chargeable to each service connection, if such segregation of costs
3.21.120 Detector Check Assembly.
Each fire protection system shall be
installed with a detector check assembly as approved by the District and the Department
of Health Services. The assembly shall be tested annually operated and maintained as
part of the District's system.
3.21.130 Applicant Responsible for Operation and Maintenance.
The applicant for a private fire protection service shall be responsible for operation and
maintenance of facilities beyond the detector check/meter assembly.